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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Lake Erie Monster

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"An imperial india pale ale"

Added by BuckeyeNation on 06-29-2004

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear honey color with a brief ivory head. Nose is subtle citrus dominated by sweet fruity esters including, dare I say, even a hint of strawberry. The taste is a superb balancing of a sweetish caramel malt against a drying pine hoppiness, which carries through to the finish. A nice smooth texture rounds out the package. Definitely one of the better Imperial IPA's I have tried.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, with freshness date clearly labeled. The ale has a hazy tangerine colored body with a huge, frothy, off-white head that holds excellent retention & leaves all kinds of lacing on the glass. Aromas are fresh with bread, caramel, tropical, mango, pineapple. On the palate there are notes of tropical, mango, papaya, loads of caramel, bready, toasted grain, plenty of malt cuts the seemingly not-so-bitter bitterness, tremendous balance here. Mouth-feel is super creamy, medium-full body, lower carbonation. I've had this one once before and wasn't crazy over it, but I stand corrected - this is an outstanding DIPA and a must try!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very slightly hazy medium golden apricot to honey in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some hints of orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a couple of medium sized medium thick patches along with a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith hops with lighter aromas of caramel malts with honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong caramel malts with some light honey sweetness. After that the hops really kick in with strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith with light to moderate flavors of pine/resin hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness which fades slowly and lingers for a long time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth upfront and slightly sticky in the finish.

O: Slightly sweeter than I generally prefer my DIPA but still enjoyable. There is a pleasant amount of not too aggressive bitterness. Not quite the balance I prefer for my DIPAs - too sweet and not enough hop flavors.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,657 ratings
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